Fun show coming to arts center

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“Shrek The Musical JR.” will be presented by the Beaufort Children’s Theatre at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, and Saturday, Nov. 18; and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at the USCB Center for the Arts at 805 Carteret St. in Beaufort.

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in “Shrek The Musical JR,” based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and Broadway musical.

It’s a “big bright beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.

Part romance and part twisted fairytale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family. 

Once upon a time in a far-away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek. One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions.

When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task: If he rescues feisty Princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. 

Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn’t be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.

Tickets are $20 for adults;; $18 for seniors and military; and $14 for students and children.

Visit www.uscbcenterforthearts.com/shows-and-events.